Economy

Fast rail strategy but high speed service still a way down the line for Goulburn
Opinion
Transport infrastructure and rail times in the Goulburn region were key issues in the closely fought battle for the seat of Goulburn in March, and with the NSW Government’s Fast Rail Strategy expected to be delivered before the end of 2019, all eyes are on what it might contain for the ACT and Goulburn region. The Southern Corridor, which includes...
Moruya and Bega students join School Strike 4 Climate on Friday
Environment
Far South Coast students will join in with the global movement 'School Strike 4 Climate' this Friday in Moruya and Bega. Students are calling for urgent political action on climate change in solidarity with bushfire victims. Local Moruya students have organised a sit-in at the Eurobodalla Council chambers. Strikers are asked to bring an eco-friendly picnic and loose change to...
How #buyfromthebush has become a lifeline for rural businesses
Community
In the midst of one of the worst droughts in history, Grace Brennan decided something needed to be done to save rural communities struggling to survive and make ends meet. And so the #buyfromthebush initiative was born. Buy from the Bush encourages Australians to buy local, and often artisanal products from drought-stricken communities to help country towns that are doing...
Disco Inferno fires up diversity and acceptance this Saturday in Bega
Community
A celebration and acknowledgment of the region's growing diversity will come together under the mirror ball this Saturday (November 30) for Disco Inferno! Bega Pride are hosting their first LGBTQIA and friends dance at the Bega Country Club from 7.30 pm until midnight. Renowned Sydney DJ Ruby Red is coming to town to pump out her famous mix of disco...
NSW Governor and ANU Vice-Chancellor drop in ahead of Twofold 40th
News
There is no mid-life crisis brewing at Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, instead, the organisation is approaching its 40th birthday celebrations with more energy, direction, and vigour than ever. In the last fortnight, Twofold has played host to the NSW Governor, Margaret Beazley and leaders from the Australian National University in Canberra, all in the run-up to this Saturday's community birthday celebration....
Regional innovation acceleration leads to realisation – Witness the pitch this Thursday!
Economy
Over the past 12 weeks, a bunch of people with new and creative business ideas have been working hard to shape their enterprises – changing things up and around, reaching out to the community for customer validation, and working alongside experts and mentors. These are the current participants in the Bega Valley Innovation Hub’s iAccelerate Program. This Thursday (November 28)...
Eurobodalla jumping through the water restriction levels
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council is taking decisive action in securing the region's water supply skipping level 2 and going straight to level 3 water restrictions. “Given the dry outlook for summer, it will be easier for our community to transition directly to level 3 restrictions than jump through the levels before the busy holiday period," says Council’s Director of Infrastructure Warren Sharpe....
Gratitude for oven mitts and public health
Opinion
Any chance I might have had as a hand model melted away last Saturday night when I burnt my hand and arm and was rushed to hospital. It's was supposed to be easy dinner of beef filled ravioli - packs of the pasta were on special and we were hungry so it was an extra big pot that came to...
Intrepid explorers enjoy Eden’s fare, history and experiences from new Cruise Wharf
Economy
At 261 metres long, and 77,441 tonnes, the gleaming white Pacific Explorer is a mighty and impressive sight. Pulled alongside the new Eden Cruise Wharf she dwarfs the busy support boats and tugs around and under her. A $44 million project, fifteen years in the planning, the wharf extension commenced construction in 2017 and was completed in August this year....
Argument against rate rise sinks as Bega Valley plans for six pools future
News
The six swimming pools dotted around the inland villages of the Bega Valley are well-loved, but for that same community, the idea of paying extra to maintain and upgrade them has gone down like a Band-Aid floating in the shallow end. Despite the local reaction to an increase in rates, Bega Valley Shire Councillors have voted seven to two to...
Calls for historic Charleyong Bridge to be saved as tourism draw card
News
Nerriga Road users have welcomed the construction of a new $23 million bridge over the Mongarlowe River at Charleyong, but some locals would like to save the old ‘Allen Truss’ Bridge which has served the road since 1901. Nerriga Road (MR92), or the Old Wool Road, runs between Braidwood and Nowra. Construction of the road approaches began in July 2018 and...
Bega Valley Repair Cafe gives the broken and busted a second chance
News
Forget the tip - the Bega Valley now has a place where much loved but broken and busted appliances get a second chance. Bega Valley Repair Cafe is a not-for-profit community initiative with the purpose of repairing items rather than seeing them go into landfill. "It also provides a social connection for people as they learn how to repair everyday...
Climate change is making preppers out of all of us
Opinion
While living in my husband's homeland in Montana, USA, I became aware of the concept of 'preppers,' people who think that the world will end imminently and are getting prepared by moving to a remote area, learning survival skills like hunting and stockpiling goods they think will be useful at the end of the world. Yesterday, after seeing emergency preparedness checklists...
High prices help farmers but butchers feel pinch as drought bites
Community
In 42 years as a butcher, Peter Lindbeck has never seen lamb prices so high due to the unrelenting drought, leaving no room for profit margins. As well as running Lindbeck’s Butchery in Queanbeyan, Mr Lindbeck assesses apprentice butchers throughout the Territory for the Canberra Institute of Technology, which allows him to see inside numerous other butcher shops. “The amount...
‘Big Ideas’ welcome to grow the Bega Valley jobs of the future
Business
Big ideas for tackling local unemployment and creating new job and education opportunities are being encouraged at two community workshops in Bega and Eden next week. Bega Valley Shire Council’s 'Jobs & Skills Bega Valley' project aims to get a better understanding of the local jobs market as it currently is and what needs to happen to expand employment opportunities?...
From Braidwood to Mogo, helping NSW farmers with Christmas cheer
News
Two old friends have joined a new national movement to spread a little Christmas cheer to rural women doing it tough around New South Wales. Helen Farley, of Braidwood and Theresa Matthews, of Mogo, are both collecting parcels for distribution by drought-relief organization Ladies of the Land, which delivers parcels of treats to women living and working on farms during...
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